Tagged: Environment Levy

Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme now open

February 19, 2018Posted in: Community

Kangaloon Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today launched the 2018 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Under the scheme, this year Council will distribute up to $130,000 to assist local not-for-profit organisations across the Shire. Monies can be sought to fund programs, equipment or capital works which aim to establish, improve or enhance cultural, sporting, welfare, health promotion, community...

Volunteers urged to pitch in for Clean Up Australia Day

February 14, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Locals will be once again lending a hand in tidying up the Highlands as part of this year’s national Clean Up Australia Day event to be held on Sunday 4 March. Echoing the sentiments of national Clean Up Australia Day campaign, founder and Chairman Ian Kiernan AO, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Halstead encouraged locals...

Kitty and Koko find safe new home

December 14, 2017Posted in: Environment

Two young koalas have been released back into the wild at a Southern Highlands bushland Reserve. The two koalas, Kitty and Koko, were found on separate occasions at a notorious koala road kill hotspot on the busy Hume Highway at Alpine. Koko was rescued after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the...

Frensham students planting for the future!

December 4, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Over 200 Frensham students are set to get their hands dirty as they prepare to plant 3000 native plants along the Wingecarribee River. The planting of the native sedges, rushes, grasses, shrubs and trees along a section of the river near the Bong Bong Bike Track in December is designed to help improve the health...

Road fencing sought to protect our koalas

November 8, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging the support of our State and Federal leaders to install wildlife fencing to reduce the amount of koalas struck by vehicles. Letters have been sent to State and Federal Members representing our Shire seeking support to fence two known koala hot-spots adjacent to the Hume Highway near Alpine. The call...